Patent & IP news for January 12, 2015

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post image Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ... from

Come rain, come shine, every Monday the IPKat is delighted to deliver to you a synopsis of the previous week's posts, together with short-form listings of the posts from the previous four weeks. This ...

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post image T1071/06 - Jilted in Munich from

As a rule, each party bears its costs in EPO opposition proceedings and the subsequent appeal. However, the opposition division or the Board of Appeal may order a different apportionment for reasons of equity (Art ...

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post image Monday miscellany from

Readers' comments. There was a bit of a kerfuffle this weekend over a reader's comment which was at one point erroneously thought to have been removed by the blog's moderators in the exercise ...

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post image A film about Martin Luther King without King's actual words: is it really a copyright problem? from

... But can copyright
change history?
A few days ago The Hollywood Reporter featured another interesting copyright story concerning Martin Luther King or - to be more precise - his pretty litigious estat[see The 1709 Blog ...

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post image Copyright judgments in 2015: what’s in the pipeline from the CJEU (and will we be able to understand them?) from

2015 will be another busy copyright year for the CJEU, starting with Case C-30/14 Ryanair (copyright/database rights) this Thursday [watch this space], followed a week later on 22 January by C-419/13 Art ...

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Conference & CLE Calendar from

January 13-14, 2015 - Advanced Summit on Life Sciences Patents (American Conference Institute) - New York, NY January 14-15, 2015 - "The USPTO Revised Patent Eligibility Guidance" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:15 pm (ET ...

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Court Report from

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Pfizer Inc. et al. v. Mylan Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00026; filed January 8, 2015 in ...

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Supreme Court wants U.S. goverment to weigh in on Google's petition to hear Oracle's Android-Java copyright case from

The Supreme Court of the United States had put Google's petition for writ of certiorari (request for Supreme Court review) in Oracle's Android-Java copyright case on its list of items to be discussed ...

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Top European IP Experts Hail CEIPI’s 50 Years With Vision, Suggestions For IP System from

The celebration late last year of the 50th anniversary of the Centre de Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI) at the Université de Strasbourg, France, brought together leading figures in the European IP community ...

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Claims Directed to Achieving “Optimal Upgrade” for Airline Customers Invalid Under Alice from

The magistrate judge recommended granting defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's value optimization patents were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed to an abstract ...

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Superfluous from

Interesting quote from Octane Fitness v. Icon Health & Fitness, 134 S. Ct. 1749, 1758 (2014): We reject Brooks Furniture for another reason: It is so demanding that it would appear to render § 285 largely superfluous ...

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Introducing New Blogger: Michael Risch from

I'm thrilled to welcome Professor Michael Risch (Villanova Law) as a new Written Description blogger. He is a prolific scholar whose work includes detailed empirical studies of NPEs, an investigation of America's first ...

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IP Intensive: Empires and Dragons and Doyle, Oh My – A Semester at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from

This past fall was a fascinating time to be at the CBC as broadcasters work to adapt to changing media consumption habits. It also marked the start of the Hockey Night In Canada partnership with ...

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IP Intensive: A Semester at Industry Canada – Policy-Making in Canada’s Legal Epicentre from

I’m able to catch a small slice of the chaos unfolding below while peering out through the line of windows spanning the 10th floor of the C.D. Howe Building. What began as nothing ...

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